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Inkjet Papers

Semi Gloss

There are really two fundamentally different types of semi gloss paper:

  • Fibre Based Semi Gloss Papers - These paper are made with real paper fibre - usually cotton rag fibre. Specifically designed to mimic the traditional photographic air dried fibre based darkroom papers. The beauty of these is that the offer very classically photographic results, but for the first time the same papers can be used for black and white AND colour - something never possible with the darkroom equivalents.
  • Resin Coated Semi-Gloss Papers - Resin here is a nicer way of saying plastic. Resin coated semi-gloss papers offer a robust surface to work with (resistant to fingerprints and the like), but with the good D-Max and the large gamut typical of gloss papers. Semi-gloss papers exhibit much less bronzing than high gloss papers with pigment inks. These are good, pedestrian papers for day to day printing e.g. of family photos.

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Favourites

Fibre Based Favourites

(These papers often say gloss on the box but in reality they're usually more of a semi-gloss really).

Ilford Gold Fibre Gloss - The newest semi-gloss fibre based paper to enter the market and has rapidly become our first choice!

Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag - Very consistent, excellent brightness and grey scale with no optical brighteners used, and with great handling characteristics. This is unquestionably one of the best papers in this class, and the finish is less aggressively sparkly than say Silver Rag below, and it's just a really gorgeous paper. We've now moved all our in house printing from Silver Rag to Platine, we like it that much.

Museo Silver Rag - (originally Crane Silver Rag) This was the first to market of this new type of paper in 2006, and became a beloved option. To this day many still think this is the best of these papers. Surface has some texture and is at the glossier end of things. It has the most amazing long tonal range and is very strong (much stronger than the newer 'baryta' papers). Perfect for work that is not going to be framed. Over the years there have been some consistency issues with this paper, but these appear to have been ironed out now.

Epson Traditional Photo Paper - (sold in the US as Epson Exhibition Fibre) Pretty much the only Epson paper we really recommend, this is a remarkable paper with very clean whites (it's loaded with optical brighteners to make things really pop!) -  very deep blacks, and a nice unobtrusive surface. For those occasions when you want maximum impact from your images!

Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Gloss 310gsm
A beautiful 100% cotton paper similar to the old fibre based darkroom papers with a gentle warm tone.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm
One of our personal all time favourite semi-gloss papers. Highly recommended for both vibrant colour images and contrasty black and whites!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Museo Silver Rag 300gsm
​A great semi-gloss option for inkjet printing!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight300gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Epson Traditional Photo Paper 330gsm
High contrast darkroom style paper with lovely crips whites - particularly great for high impact black & whites, but also great with colour!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight330gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
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Resin Coated Favourites

Ilford Smooth Pearl - Classic pearl surface with considerable sparkle. Beautiful photographic results and the most popular inkjet paper in the world. Pretty much a perfect day to day photo paper for things like your family portraits really.

Canson Infinity PhotoSatin - Has a less sparkly surface than the Ilford paper and is the paper I often personally use for all our family photos - a classy alternative.

Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 310gsm
Classic pearl surface with considerable sparkle. Beautiful photographic results and the most popular inkjet paper in the world.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity PhotoSatin Premium 270gsm
A beautiful semi-gloss paper that offers excellent gamut and very high D-Max. A great choice for black & white and colour photography.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight270gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneCool White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info

Complete Range

Semi Gloss

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310gsm
Museum grade baryta photo paper with no optical brighteners.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity PhotoGloss Premium 270gsm
Instant drying, high gloss paper that is resistant to marking, scratches and water! Offers excellent gamut and very high D-Max.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight270gsm
  • Surface TextureGloss
  • White ToneCool White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity PhotoLustre Premium 310gsm
A classic semi-gloss photo paper great for day to day digital printing.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity PhotoSatin Premium 270gsm
A beautiful semi-gloss paper that offers excellent gamut and very high D-Max. A great choice for black & white and colour photography.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight270gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneCool White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm
One of our personal all time favourite semi-gloss papers. Highly recommended for both vibrant colour images and contrasty black and whites!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Chromajet Photo Silk 285gsm
A super white, silky smooth semi gloss paper.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made From100% Virgin Fibre
  • Paper Weight285gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Epson Traditional Photo Paper 330gsm
High contrast darkroom style paper with lovely crips whites - particularly great for high impact black & whites, but also great with colour!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight330gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285gsm
A semi-gloss, high grade paper that resembles a traditional fibre based paper.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight285gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Pearl 310gsm
A classic photo paper with a high white point and broad gamut for vivid colour images.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320gsm
A 100% cotton, fibre based, semi-gloss inkjet paper that offers amazing deep blacks and a wide colour gamut.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight320gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin 310gsm
Unique paper with a satin appearance only on the printed areas! Accepts matte black inks.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Hahnemühle Photo Silk Baryta 310gsm
A white, silk gloss baryta paper that has a classic fibre based appearance
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Gloss 310gsm
A beautiful 100% cotton paper similar to the old fibre based darkroom papers with a gentle warm tone.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk 310gsm
A fibre based baryta paper with a beautiful silk (satin) finish.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 310gsm
Classic pearl surface with considerable sparkle. Beautiful photographic results and the most popular inkjet paper in the world.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight310gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
llford Galerie Semigloss Duo 250gsm
A double sided semigloss duo paper from Ilford - perfect for creating magazine style photo books and albums.
  • ConstructionResin Coated
  • Made FromAlpha Cellulose
  • Paper Weight250gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info
Museo Silver Rag 300gsm
​A great semi-gloss option for inkjet printing!
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made From100% Cotton
  • Paper Weight300gsm
  • Surface TextureSemi Gloss
  • White ToneWhite
  • Optical Brighteners?
More info